AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Kantele Franko will be on the desk at 6 a.m. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




COLUMBUS — House Republican leaders outline their version of Ohio’s two-year operating budget, which is expected to include significant shifts from Gov. John Kasich’s tax and education proposals. By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 130 words by 3 a.m., then 130-word update, photos developing from 9 a.m. news conference.




COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s new book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” provides a rare, and sometimes raw, behind-the-scenes look at being a 2016 presidential candidate. The Republican governor and 2016 presidential contender’s book was released Tuesday. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photo.


COLUMBUS — Records obtained by The Associated Press show four Ohio prison inmates overdosed in two days at the same prison, with guards scrambling to administer an anti-overdose drug and do CPR to revive them. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 490 words.


WHEATON, Ill. — Authorities say a suburban Chicago college student who was accidentally killed during a hammer throw event was struck by an errantly thrown hammer while standing near the field during warmups. By Don Babwin. SENT: 330 words.




COLUMBUS — Officials collecting child support payments in and around Ohio’s capital are trying to use a less bureaucratic, more customer-oriented approach to attempt to get more parents to make those payments. SENT: 250 words.


LAS VEGAS — A jury finds two men guilty of federal charges in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch in 2014. SENT: 520 words, photos.





— FIREFIGHTERS KILLED: Jurors are being selected in the Ohio murder trial of a property owner in the 2014 deaths of two Toledo firefighters.

— FIREFIGHTER DIES-COURT: A southwest Ohio judge has rejected motions to separate and move the case of two men charged in a house fire that resulted in a firefighter’s death.

— HUMAN REMAINS-OHIO: An Ohio man convicted in the slaying and dismemberment of a neighbor has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Photo.

— CHILD OVERDOSE-FATHER CHARGED: Authorities say an Ohio man whose 1-year-old son tested positive for cocaine and synthetic opiates has been charged with child endangering.

— BOY-STORE ARSON: Police say a 10-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated arson after a fire at an Ohio discount store caused damage estimated at more than $200,000.

— GIRL FINDS BODY: Police say a 14-year-old girl stumbled upon a man dead of an apparent overdose while she was mowing the grass at her grandfather’s Dayton apartment building.

— FBN–BENGALS-JONES ARRESTED: Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones’ court case has been continued to May 16, when there will be a pretrial hearing.

— GAS PRICES-OHIO: Gas prices around Ohio continue to climb as summer nears, with a reported average of $2.39 per gallon on Monday.

— TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY-OHIO: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao plans to visit research centers in central Ohio.

— KUCINICH-CHARTER SCHOOLS: Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is making a series of appearances across Ohio to describe what he says are the failings of the state’s charter school system.



CINCINNATI — Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron is looking at another year of barely getting on the field, and maybe longer. By Joe Kay. SENT: 560 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — Finding Bigfoot has been more productive than the Cleveland Browns’ search for a franchise quarterback. They’ve gone through 26 starters since 1999, and their quest for a QB brings them to this year’s NFL draft, where they could use the No. 1 overall pick or perhaps No. 12 to find a long-term answer at their most problematic position. By Tom Withers. SENT: 850 words, photos.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Blue Jackets President John Davidson and General Manager Jarmo Kekäläinen talk about the future after the team’s first-round exit from the playoffs. By Mitch Stacy. Upcoming: 500 words. Developing from 3 p.m. news conference.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break. After struggling through the final weeks of the regular season and losing the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the defending champs assured themselves of getting a little more rest. They can use it. By Michael Marot. SENT: 610 words, photos.


A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to break out this fall. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.